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Happy Ending To A Bumpy Ride

OAKHURST – A group of young men from Madera was headed up to camp in the Sierra National Forest, when the trailer they were towing behind a Chevy Suburban bounced a little too hard on a curve, tipped over the edge of the embankment and slid down off the roadway. Fortunately, while the trailer went off-road, the Suburban did not, ...

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Fresno Forest Service Crew At Nelder Grove

NELDER GROVE – A half-mile hike into Nelder Grove of Giant Sequoias yesterday revealed the presence of about 20 Sierra National Forest firefighters, hard at work. The Fresno 4 Crew is on detail at this location off Sky Ranch Road, just past the turnoff to Calvin Crest, working to restore the forest to its natural state. They are also available ...

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Yosemite Volleyball Fundraiser At Sun Mountain Gun Club

COARSEGOLD – The Yosemite Lady Badgers Volleyball team is having a blast of a fundraiser on Saturday, July 26, at the Sun Mountain Gun Club. Registration starts at 8 a.m., for a day that includes raffle, food and fun, and shooting, with all proceeds going to support the Lady Badgers Volleyball team. Sponsorship Levels include Gold, Silver, Station and Individual, ...

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North Fork Nolen Brings Back Gold

NORTH FORK – Local hero Jill Nolen, 25, returned triumphantly from the 2014 Transplant Games of America in Houston, holding a dozen medals and hoping to make the world more aware of the unlimited possibilities that go along with giving and receiving the gift of life. The recent Cal State Fresno grad went to Houston to compete as one of ...

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Coarsegold Businesses Connect The Dots

COARSEGOLD – Area business leaders are banding together to invite the community to a free business networking opportunity on Wednesday, July 23. The well-anticipated event will include entertainment and Hors D’oeuvres at the Coarsegold Miner’s Grill from 5 – 8 p.m. Adding to the excitement, shops at Coarsegold Historic Village will stay open for the evening. Calling the night’s meetup ...

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Veterans Coffee Talk Today With Congressman Tom McClintock

OAKHURST – If you know veterans seeking facetime with their local representative in Congress, send them to Oakhurst today. Congressman Tom McClintock is hosting a Veterans coffee talk for District 4 vets at the Oakhurst Community Center, this afternoon, from 3 – 4 p.m. Veterans and their dependents are invited to come to the Community Center, located at 39800 Road ...

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Free Teen Art Class Tuesday

OAKHURST – Local artist Vicki Thomas has been teaching a series of weekly classes at the Oakhurst Library for teen students in grades 5 – 12. It’s not too late to join in this Tuesday, July 22, from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. The class is free and all art supplies are included for the instruction that takes place in ...

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Sunday Walking In Wawona

WAWONA – We surprised ourselves this morning by getting up and out of the house by 8:10 a.m., only ten minutes later than we’d expected, which isn’t bad considering today’s mix was two parents, two teens, and a 90 lb. chocolate lab. Setting off from Coarsegold we took a leisurely drive north on Highway 41 up to Yosemite National Park, ...

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Oakhurst Kids Ring Up Change For Kiwanis

OAKHURST – Students at Oakhurst Elementary School (OES) looked under car seats, checked pockets and looked everywhere they could think of this spring, and ultimately the scheme paid off: as a group, the children collected 4,040 quarters for a local Kiwanis who will donate the money to Children’s Hospital. The spring philanthropic project for OES kids was their participation in ...

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Filing Opens For School Board Elections

MADERA COUNTY – For anyone interested in becoming a school board member in Chawanakee, Bass Lake or Yosemite districts, now is the time to pick up the necessary paperwork to get started. A total of nine offices in those three districts are scheduled to appear on the ballot for the Statewide General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

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